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Biden: US to work with PA to rehabilitate Gaza, won’t let Hamas restock arsenal

Biden says the United States “remains committed to working with the United Nations” in providing humanitarian assistance to Gaza and in reconstruction efforts in the enclave.

“We will do this in full partnership with the Palestinian Authority, not Hamas, the Authority, in a manner that does not permit Hamas to simply restock its military arsenal,” he emphasizes.

“I believe the Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live safely and securely and to enjoy equal measures of freedom, prosperity and democracy,” he says.

US President Joe Biden arrives to deliver remarks on the Middle East in the Cross Hall of the White House, in Washington, DC on May 20, 2021. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP)
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